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Graham, Harry, 1874-1936



  • Existence: 1874 - 1936

Harry Graham was born in 1874 in England. Graham joined the Coldstream Guards in 1893, and from 1898 to 1901 and again in 1902-1904 he served as aide-de-camp to Lord Minto, governor-general of Canada. In the intervening year, he served in the Boer War. Graham kept a journal of his trip across Canada with Minto to the Klondike Gold Rush in the Yukon in 1900, called "Across Canada to the Klondyke," which he later presented to Minto, and which was eventually published. Graham retired from the army in 1904, and became private secretary to the former Prime Minister, Lord Rosebery, 1904–06. His first published works appeared during his military career. In 1906, he became a full-time writer, as a journalist and author of light verse, popular fiction and history, including "A Group of Scottish Women" (1908). Graham is best remembered for his series of cheerfully cruel "Ruthless Rhymes," first published in 1898 under the pseudonym Col. D. Streamer, a reference to his regiment. He died in 1936.

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"Across Canada to the Klondyke," manuscript

Stefansson Mss-47
Identifier: Mss-47
Overview Harry Graham (1874-1936), English writer. Consist of typescript of Graham's reminiscences of his 1900 journey across Canada, entitled, "Across Canada to the Klondyke : The journal of a ten thousand mile tour through the great North West"